Late Classical Pottery from Ancient Corinth: Drain 1971-1 in the Forum Southwest
by Ian D. McPhee and Elizabeth G. Pemberton
400 pp, 80 figs, 40 pls, 18 charts
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-076-3
Publication Date: Nov 2012
Retail Price $150
In 1971 in the southwestern area of the Roman Forum of Corinth a round-bottomed drainage channel was discovered filled withthe largest deposit of pottery of the 4th century ever found in the city, some coins, terracotta figurines, and metal and stone objects. This volume publishes the pottery and metal and stone objects, and includes a re-examination of the coins by Orestes Zervos. Some of the cooking ware has been subjected to neutronactivation analysis, and a statistical analysis of all recovered pottery has been completed. The contents of Drain 1971-1 areimportant for the function of the Classical buildings in this part of Corinth, especially Buildings I and II, and for the chronology of the renovation program that included the construction of the South Stoa, which was probably not built before the last decadeof the 4th century.
About the Author: Ian D. McPhee directs the A. D. Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe University. Elizabeth G. Pemberton is Reader in Classics at the University of Melbourne.